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Meet the Team

The Resilient Futures Network is all about family.  Our leadership team is a family indeed. 

Teresa Boyd Strader manages the Resilient Futures Network’s international training, information and product dissemination operations located in New Haven, Kentucky.  Teresa is an LCSW with over 15 years experience in providing professional guidance, care and educational programs for youth, adults, families and professionals.  She is a certified Master Trainer and is the National Training Director for the Creating Lasting Family Connections Program.  Teresa has trained teachers, counselors, social workers, mental health clinicians, criminal justice workers, and countless other caring professionals who work with parents, youth and families regarding personal growth and healthy development. 


Ted N. Strader is the primary author and developer of the Creating Lasting Family Connections Program and managing partner for the Resilient Futures Network. With over 30 years experience in personal and family strengthening program development, Mr. Strader brings great passion, power and professionalism to the Resilient Futures Network team. Mr. Strader has published several books, curriculums, articles, and films and has presented papers, keynote addresses, seminars and workshops at many local, state and national conferences on drug abuse. A nationally recognized pioneer in substance abuse and HIV prevention, Mr. Strader has broad experience in developing effective programs and materials on parenting and family skills building, fatherhood and healthy marriage and positive youth development. His Creating Lasting Family Connections Program is listed on the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. His recent focus on working with substance abuse recovering and prison reentry individuals and families has again achieved national recognition from other professionals in the field.  In 2010 the National Prevention Network recognized this work with the Exemplary Program Award. Mr. Strader leads our team of professional program developers, authors, facilitators and public speakers. 

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CLFC Gets Results in ACF Funded Fatherhood Program

CLFC Adult Modules Proven Effective for Reentry and Recovery